Tonight on the Tube: Big 12 Championship, Paula’s Cookie Swap, Crusoe & Saturday Night Live

by Jason the TVaholic on December 6, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has the third season finale of Saturday Night College Football with the 2008 Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship Game and NBC has Crusoe on its new night.

Over on cable, CMT has the first season finale of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling and a CMT Giants special, Food Network has a Paula’s Cookie Swap special, Hallmark Channel has the TV movie premiere of The Christmas Choir, Lifetime has the TV movie premiere of Flirty With 40, Sci Fi has the TV movie premiere of Cyclops, and WE has a Royal Vacation Getaways special.

Prime Pick

Saturday Night College Football (ABC): Season Finale. It’s the 2008 Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship with Missouri (20) vs. Oklahoma (2). The broadcast is scheduled to start around 8:00 p.m. ET.

Solid Selections

Crusoe (NBC): New. Crusoe and Friday are trying to come up with a way to steal the mutineers boat and rescue the captain.

Cold Case (CBS): Repeat. A woman who went missing in 1938 on the night of the “War of the Worlds” broadcast is reopened in “World’s End” from last season.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC): Repeat. Stabler and Munch are on the case of a high schooler’s death where they find out about a chastity club and a group of girls with a pregnancy pact in “Babes” from earlier this season.

Cable Choices

All Star Holiday Cookies (Food Network): Repeat. The stars of the network share favorite holiday cookie recipes. Plays again later.

Paula’s Cookie Swap (Food Network): New. Viewers join Paula in the kitchen for a cookie swap. Plays again later.

Trading Spaces (TLC): New. Two couples that used to do everything together before one of them became quite successful exchange places. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • Flirting With 40 (Lifetime): TV Movie Premiere. Stars Heather Locklear (Spin City, Melrose Place) as a divorced woman that hooks up with a much younger surf instructor while vacationing in Hawaii. Runs two hours. Plays again later, again tomorrow night and again Monday night.
  • The Unit (CBS): Repeat. Grey is injured in the field and Jonas and Williams have to perform emergency surgery on him in “Five Brothers” from last season.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has tripleheader college football action with the ACC Championship with Boston College (17) vs. Virginia Tech (25) followed by USC (5) at UCLA and then Saturday Night College Football, see Prime Pick above for more info.
  • CBS has doubleheader college football with Army at Navy followed by the SEC Championship with Alabama (1) vs. Florida (4).
  • ESPN has college football action with Pittsburgh (23) at Connecticut Virginia followed by doubleheader college basketball action with Duke at Michigan and then Miami at Kentucky and then closes out the day with Arizona State at Arizona.
  • ESPN2 has three college football games.
  • FOX Sports regional networks have college football.
  • NBA TV has the Washington Wizards at the Chicago Bulls.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Jeff Probst (Survivor) joins in the fun.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): New. John Malkovich hosts with musical guest the T.I.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. His guest is comedian Bo Burnham.

TV Marathons

ABC Family has three “Harry Potter” movies.
Cartoon Network has 13 episodes of Total Dream Island.
Disney Channel has 12 episodes of Hannah Montana.
Lifetime has Christmas themed movies all day long.
USA has five episodes of House.

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